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Operational Test Mechanic Salary

$61,398 (USD)

Average Salary

$30/hr

Average Hourly

$1,179

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operational Test Mechanic is $61,398 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Operational Test Mechanic is between $44,410 and $75,453. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Conducts final operational testing and troubleshooting of entire electrical, hydraulic, oxygen, pneumatic, fuel, surface control and rigging systems, and component parts installed in aircraft, under simulated flight conditions, according to blueprints, diagrams, engineering documents, and specifications, using precision instruments and test equipment: locates and disassembles structural, mechanical, electrical, or other parts and assemblies to facilitate testing, using blueprints, diagrams, handtools, and power tools.
  • Attaches fittings, clamps, lines, and hoses to test equipment, such as hydraulic test bench, pressure or vacuum test cart, and fuel quantity calibration equipment, and connects test equipment to system components to be tested.
  • Operates test consoles, test equipment, and aircraft controls, or observes operation of system components, such as control surfaces and landing gear, being operated by other workers to determine system performance under simulated flight conditions.
  • Communicates with other workers during system checkout, using radio headset or other communication device.
  • Operates steering cart or aircraft controls to move aircraft.
  • Interprets and analyzes test results to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Adjusts, replaces, or repairs defective components, or documents rework to be completed by others.
  • Records operational test and rework information.
  • Fabricates test aids as required.
  • May perform operational testing of specific electrical, mechanical, or other aircraft system and be designated checkout mechanic, hydraulic and rigging.
Operational Test Mechanic Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Operational Test Mechanic jobs: 1,140

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$71,177
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Operational Test Mechanic Job Listings for United States

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Senior Test Technician - Test Operations
Jun 8
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... the Test Operations team. This position plays an important role in the validation of all new ... mechanical and electrical repair including advanced troubleshooting issues of industrial vehicles. ...
ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
Jul 16
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The primary purpose of this position is to troubleshoot, repair, overhaul, modify, test, and ... operation, and use of a variety of equipment such as microwave equipment, and the methods and ...
ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED SYSTEMS MECHANIC (ACFT ELECTRICIAN)
Jul 4
Edwards, CA, USA
Air Force Materiel Command
... and operation, using appropriate test equipment, special tools, technical data, diagrams ... Mechanic - Requirements ----- ### Conditions of Employment - U.S. Citizenship Required - Must be ...
Maintenance Mechanic
Jul 16
Union City, CA, USA
Tipsy Barrel
We are looking for a Maintenance Mechanic to join our team! You will be responsible for repairing ... operational test on control circuits, as well as completely troubleshoot in use control circuits. ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operational Test Mechanic is $61,398 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Operational Test Mechanic is between $44,410 and $75,453. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Operational Test Mechanic Job Listings for United States

Test Lab Mechanic Technician
Jul 17
Houston, TX, USA
People Make Us
We are a national staffing firm seeking a Mechanic Test Technician with experience in the Oil and ... There are no major noise levels if there is an operation that does inject a lot of noise in the lab ...
Senior Test Technician - Test Operations
Jun 8
Fairview, OR, USA
Hyster-Yale Group
... the Test Operations team. This position plays an important role in the validation of all new ... mechanical and electrical repair including advanced troubleshooting issues of industrial vehicles. ...
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